The government tells us that we have to fight an unwinnable war in Afghanistan to stop terrorists from hitting us here. The European Commission tells us that we cannot legally secure our borders because this restricts the “right to free movement”. Yet the EU is sabotaging our security by ordering us not to stop terrorists, criminals and illegal immigrants entering here.
What nonsense: spend £2.6 billion a year for year after year – for how long? - fighting thousands of miles away for an impossible Afghanistan, while the EU forbids us to spend far less to control our own borders!
An ICM poll of 13 July showed that 56 per cent of us wanted troops out of Afghanistan either at once or by the end of the year – a report that the Guardian somehow headlined “Public support for war is firm, despite deaths”.
The ComRes poll of late July confirmed this majority opposition. 52 per cent said, “British troops should be withdrawn immediately from Afghanistan.” 58 per cent agreed that the war is “unwinnable”.